Weapons Porn!

#3
That XM25 is such a weird bit of kit, no idea if its actually an effective, useful, practical bit of kit but its ugly as fcuk in that horrible digicam! Paint it black surely...
 
#4
My immediate thought for the jumping robot was to stick it in a khazi and then wait for a suitable bod to drop trou' :lol:
 
#6
How short is that barrel?!
 
#7
vampireuk said:
How short is that barrel?!

I was thinking the same...
How many S.Koreans have lost a finger or knuckle to a 20mm shell ripping out just above the grip?
 
#8
Unless the Koreans have unfeasibly long arms I think this weapon must be a joke. The butt looks to be about six inches longer than on an M16.
 
#9
vampireuk said:
How short is that barrel?!
Same thoughts here,

The rifle barrel has got no chance at over 200m surely?

with that site it looks as if it weighs a ton as well.

edited for monnnng typing
 
#10
Surely if that is a real weapon the launcher should be underslung allowing for a longer barrel, sheer madness.
 
#11
Tartan_Terrier said:
Unless the Koreans have unfeasibly long arms I think this weapon must be a joke. The butt looks to be about six inches longer than on an M16.
Looks to me like it could be a prop from some sci-fi show.
 
#12
Maybe they got the idea from this-



It's the Pulse Rifle from the film 'Aliens'.
I'm pretty sure the propmakers used a .45 Thompson SMG for the basis.
 
#13
The Primary weapon on the Korean weapon is the 20mm launcher thingy. The rifle underneath is for self-defence.
 
#14
incendiarycutlery said:
The Primary weapon on the Korean weapon is the 20mm launcher thingy. The rifle underneath is for self-defence.
What is interesting is that that 20mm grenade launcher in standalone form would be lighter than an assault rifle, about the same as a shotgun I should say. Culd be a bit more interesting.
 
#15
Is there any official/anecdotal evidence of the effectiveness of 20mm grenades about? Surely adapting existing 40mm grenades for airburst etc would be more effective than something with (presumably?) half the explosive power. I realise a 20mm would have a far flatter trajectory than a 40mm, making it easier to hit through windows etc, but especially with all the new UGL aiming gizmos being released isn't this not really an advantage either?

As EX-STAB said, maybe a standalone 20mm would be far better, at least then you could ditch it in an emergency instead if having to lug around an extra X amount of weight just to keep hold of your rifle.
 
#19
It would appear to be a copy of the 'OICW' or 'Thumper' as it was nicknamed. It was part of the Advanced Combat Rifle trial the US ran (I think the HK G11 was included and Colt had a tarted up M-16 or something having completely missed the point). Key points about the Thumper were: 20mm Grenade was the main weapon and, when used with the laser range finder, could be fused to air burst over trenches, far side of walls, through windows etc. The 5.56mm PDW was just for close combat and self defence. The trial highlighted that the weight of ammunition the section used to nuetralise an enemy when equipped with the thumper was less than that required with standard weapons. Major concern was the engineering required to get the required complicated fusing into the 20mm round, and still have enough HE/frag to inflict casualties. It was reviewed in BAR about 6/7 years ago I think.

Edited for poor wording!
 
#20
Invictus_88 said:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TDI_Kriss

This little thing seems strange and interesting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEex2UChBtw

Looks like the sort of thing one might see in a science fiction film.
That is actually the most innovative firearm design I've seen in a long while.

Whether .45 is "the" rond to use I'm not sure, I always used to rate it but that wa from a civvy pistol point of view. However, I would reckon that the same design in the forgotten 10mm round would be a very useful military tool, given a suitable projectile.
 

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